As it turned out our hotel in Sydney was in the perfect location and only a short walk away from Darling Harbour so on our first evening in the fair city we headed that way to find somewhere to eat. After a lap each side we finally settled on Toros, a tapas restaurant overlooking the harbour. We just missed out on an outside seat, but still had a decent view.
We thought given we’d been grazing in Qantas Club, then had lunch on the plane….. I wasn’t that hungry for dinner. The 3 hour time difference was a bit of an adjustment. We got there though and soon the smells wafting from the kitchen had us both peckish and eagerly scanning the menu. We decided to choose a few dishes to share and settled on these five:
Pork Belly ($12): Twice cooked with apple & Mint, finished with Freshly Red wine jus & Quince
Meatballs ($12): Veal Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
Calamari ($11): Dusted with Toros Spice Blend
Confit duck shanks ($12) Slow Confit & served with a Port berry Glaze
Garden salad ($11): Mixed Green Leaves, Tomato, Onions & Cucumber tossed through lemon vinegrette
The dishes were all flavourful and having the salad was refreshing after the meat options. I probably was a little bit disappointed with the duck, but the pork belly melted in your mouth in a realy tasty sauce. I only had a lemon, lime and bitters with dinner, but GG tried their Sangria and was impressed with how spicey it was. He really enjoyed it.
It was a nice place to visit for our first night together in NSW. It was reasonably priced too I found, which was a pleasant surprise given the touristy location.